There are times when comparisons are inevitable and that is why on many occasions we have seen titles that have been inspired by Dark Souls for their development. Without a doubt, that is what Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo did with the Nioh saga, a challenging dark fantasy RPG in which you will have to do your best at the controls so as not to die without stopping.
You can check the same on your PS4 and PS5 if you are subscribed to PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium, since this soulslike is available to download for free on the PlayStation Store. So you can sharpen your sword in some extreme battles set in feudal Japan.
As soon as the fighting starts, it’s immediately noticeable that the FromSoftware saga has had a huge influence on its proposal, because it’s useless to attack non-stop and like crazy, since the impacts of the enemies are usually very lethal. Thus, it is necessary to attack, dodge or block at the right moments, without losing sight of the weight and distribution of the team.
From the first bars the difficulty shoots up a lot against the numerous adversaries, among which there are other humans, normal demons and above all the Yokai, the most infernal beings of all. And of course there is no shortage of confrontations against final bosses in which it ends up being inevitable to bite the dust on some occasion.
On the other hand, in the gameplay the position of William, our protagonist, when holding a weapon also matters. In this sense, if it is higher it will do more damage in exchange for being more exposed, although with a lower stance the blows will not be as strong, but they will be faster, so you have to combine these mechanics conscientiously. In addition, you can even invoke guardian spirits to lend us a hand.
The campaign alone will make you sweat the hell out during most of the combats you will fight, but the action will not end there. Those looking for an extra challenge can try to complete internal challenges to enhance some features. Among these there are simpler objectives in which you will have to execute certain movements or other more complex ones such as only defeating a final boss without eliminating the enemies that are around.